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Paper doesn't feed

I checked out the roller that feeds the paper and it looks worn out and warped. Could this be the problen and if it is where do I find this part.

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You can find all needed parts at official dealers Brother at ypur region.
Or you can use special liquid for recover rollers, for example, Platenclene

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Check the paper feed roller, it's posible to be worn. If it's worn out, you need to change it.
In know a trick than can help you temporarily, clean the roller with windscreen cleaning solution and a rag. (i make same trick with my copiers, and it's working)

All the best !

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common faults for poor feeding on lj5200
1, feed rollers are worn - replace
2, sep pad is worn ( cant seperate pages correctly)- replace
3, paper empty tray sensor actuator arm snapped - unable to raise cassettetray- replace arm
4. paper feed roller fail to turn- feed unit clutch assy faulty- replace feed asseembly
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MX340 printer will NOT feed paper -- first sheet goes in about 2 inches and THAT IS ALL! This problem started suddenly -- all other functions appear normal. have even turned upside down and shaken to...

Two things you could try:

1) Your pickup rollers are dirty/worn:
Remove the tray, you should see either in the front or back some rubber rollers that feed the paper into the machine. These are much like tires in that they need thread to move the paper - if they're worn out, they need replacing - if they have a lot of paper dust or other stuff on them try to clean them with a moist lint-free rag. (Water only is fine, rubbing alcohol if they're bad)
Also look for a seperation pad, this will be a rubber or cork pad under the rollers. Clean this as well and if it's worn, replace.

2) A sensor is stuck or malfunctioning:
Run a page, make a mental note of where it stopped. Run another, did it stop in the EXACT same place both times?
Look in front of where the paper stopped, is there a small plastic flag right before the paper? Is it damaged or stuck? Try taking some canned air to that flag/sensor and try again.

Usually situations like these are either just simply worn/dirty rollers not feeding paper to the sensors in time or the sensors are damaged.
If neither of these resolve the problem then you may be looking at a solenoid issue or something else you wouldn't be able to repair on your own.

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Paper won't feed properly and jams. the paper starts to feed then twists and jams.

There are a couple of possibilities. First is a little piece of paper could be stuck somewhere along the paper path and is causing one of the feed rollers to not grab the paper evenly, which will make the page twist on most of the models in this series, if you pull the paper out and take a flashlight and look up the feed path you will usually see anything in the feed path near/on the rollers at the top.
Another possibility is one of the feed rollers is old and worn out (If machine gets heavy use) and it will cause same issue.
Also light paper stock can sometimes be too thin for the rollers to grab properly and cause it to twist and slide around. This is usually more of an issue with gravity/drop feed printers but can also occur on front feed style too. Usually 20lb stock is good, but if thats doing it, you can try going to a 24lb.

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When printing begins the paper feeds in diagonally and immediately crumples a bit and stops moving.

Take out the paper and look in the paper feeding slot: you will see a metal rod with seven rubber rollers on it. One of them (the one opposite the crumpling) is not catching the paper properly.

Easy to fix reasons are pieces of paper or debris caught in the plastic "teeth" of the mechanism, which stop the paper from being captured, and the whole rod snapped out of one side's retainers (gently pull it back in position until it clicks. The snapped-out side is the one opposite the crumpling).

The debris might also be just inside the feeder slot, so you'll have to use a strong light and hair-tweezers.

Unlikely-to-be-fixable reasons include worn out or defective rollers, severely snapped-out-of-alignment rollers and a warped rod.

You may get the printer to print (if the rod is intact but mysteriously not catching the paper) by keeping the paper upright with two fingers on the sides, so that one side's rollers only are supplying traction and your fingers supply the steadying. Not very satisfactory, but the "hand-feeding" often works.

You may also get some more weeks out of a worn roller by cleaning it carefully with a cotton swab and rubber cleaning fluid (beware not to use a solvent! "Rubber renewing" sprays are usually OK, just spray some on the swab). Sometimes, dust is enough to get an otherwise good roller out of operation; in this case the trick gets you a couple years' time.

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Sounds like a timing jam, check paper supply, fanned, good quality, check and clean paper feed rollers.
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